Archive: 4/08/2011

How does microgravity affect astronauts?

Anyone over 40 knows firsthand the effects of gravity's constant downward pull on our faces and bodies. It is an immutable force that Einstein called a “curvature of space-time” -- but the curvature caused by gravity ...

dateAug 04, 2011 in Space Exploration
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A new motor for the watch of tomorrow

An electromagnetic three-phase motor, invented by EPFL’s Integrated Actuators Laboratory, will enable the watchmaking industry to build watches that are three times more efficient and that can include more applications.

dateAug 04, 2011 in Engineering
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Polymer's hunt for nicotine

Newly synthesized polymer, fitted with molecular pincers of carefully tailored structure, effectively captures nicotine molecules and its analogues. The polymer can be used for fabrication of sensitive and selective chemical ...

dateAug 04, 2011 in Polymers
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Biocontrol of sweetpotato weevils

The warm humid conditions of the tropics make it tough for farmers to keep their crops pest free. For sweetpotato growers in Micronesia, the sweetpotato weevil seems to defy efforts to control its population. Some farmers ...

dateAug 04, 2011 in Ecology
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Electric cars are suitable for everyday use

Electric cars are an excellent choice for everyday use, in particular for daily trips in the city. This conclusion is the result of user analyses in two projects in which Siemens plays a decisive role: the internal 4-Sustainelectromobility ...

dateAug 04, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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